Nivel de confort en enfermos ingresados en unidades de cuidados críticos (UCC)

  1. Gonzalez Baz, Maria Dolores
Supervised by:
  1. Enrique Pacheco del Cerro Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 20 January 2022

Committee:
  1. Pilar Mori Vara Chair
  2. Ismael Ortuño Soriano Secretary
  3. Mª. Lourdes Casillas Santana Committee member
  4. Esther García García Committee member
  5. Ana María Giménez Maroto Committee member
Department:
  1. Enfermería

Type: Thesis

Abstract

Comfort was defined by Kolcaba as the "Immediate experience of being strengthened by having satisfied the needs for relief, easy and transcendence in the four physical, psychospiritual, sociocultural and environmental contexts". In critically ill patients, comfort is an important support to feel safe during their stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and could influence Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). The General Comfort Questionnaire (GCQ) is a recommended tool to assess comfort by Lorente et al., whose translation and cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish was carried out by Dra. Ferrer, but was not validated. The objectives of this thesis were to evaluate the psychometric properties of GCQ in the Spanish version for critically ill patients, to assess the comfort level and the association between comfort and sociodemographic and clinical variables...